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May 16, 2008 | General

MINNEAPOLIS — Northwest Airlines announced today that it will add a third non-stop flight between Minneapolis and Edmonton effective Oct. 1.

The new flight departs Minneapolis at 9:50 a.m. and arrives Edmonton at 11:47 a.m. The new flight departs at 4:55 p.m. from Edmonton and arrives in Minneapolis at 8:33 p.m.. The other flights to Edmonton depart Minneapolis at 11:40 a.m. and 8 p.m. and arrive in Edmonton at 1:35 p.m., and 10:03 p.m. respectively. Flights depart Edmonton at 1:30 p.m. and 8:35 a.m. and arrive in Minneapolis at 5:15 p.m. and 12:20 p.m., respectively.

From Minneapolis, Northwest Airlines offers more than 330 daily flights to cities throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

“The Edmonton market has supported Northwest for more than 60 years, and we have noted particular growth in the post-consolidation environment,” said Cory Zanin, manager – area marketing. “Soon we will offer even more convenient trans-border service on a year-round basis, and make it even easier for Edmontonians to choose to ‘Fly Edmonton First’.”

Northwest serves more Canadian cities than any other U.S. airline. From Minneapolis, Northwest flies non-stop to Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal, Quebec; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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(For more information contact Northwest Media Relations at 612-726-2331.)